customer advisories

01 June 2021 - by Teamglobal

Australia Palletization

Dear Valuable Customers, We have been informed by CFS authorities that while carting/ storage of HAZ goods in CFS , we all have to submit the MSDS (material safety data sheet) along with the carting form to CFS in charge. This has to be implemented strictly failing which Hazardous cargo shall not be allowed for storage.

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Best Regards , 

Teamglobal Logistics

12 May 2021 - by Teamglobal

Sea Cargo Manifest & Transhipment Regulation

15th May, 2021 Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment (SCMT) Regulation, 2021 Dear Customer, Further to our earlier advisory dated 4th Nov’2020 on the SCMT Regulation, please find an update basis Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Notification No. 39/2021, trial phase is extended till 31st May 2021 thereafter the mandatory compliance requirements for submissions

Sr. No. Exports Process Information required Manifest Document Timeline*
1 Once Shipper / Custom broker files the Shipping Bill, Customs automated system will generate PCIN corresponding to cargo covered under single Shipping Bill. Shipper / Custom broker to share all the required documents as per the existing process and in addition provide PCIN details along with Shipping Instruction details.

 

The above information must be accompanied by clear SI i.e., Shipping instructions for Bill of Lading release (merge/split shipments)

No later than 4 days prior to vessel berthing at any Indian port of call.

For Imports:

This new regulation allows Ice-gate registered freight forwarders to file their CSN – Entry (Cargo Summary Notification-Entry) directly with Indian customs. All House Bill(s) of Lading “HBL” pertaining to calling the first Indian port and subsequent Indian ports need to be declared in the CSN – Entry, prior vessel arrival at last foreign port of call before calling India.

In order for us to comply with this request, we would like to start receiving your manifest documents within the below timelines.

Sr. No. Scenario Details required Manifest Document Timeline*
1 Self-Filers: Custom brokers and Freight forwarders registered with Indian Customs and filing their own manifest with Indian customs a) Provide HBL copy and furnish PCIN (Primary Cargo Identification Number). PCIN is generated by Custom Dept., whenever an actual consignee name is manifested with Indian customs.

 

b) CSN-Entry must be filed with accurate packages & weight as per Teamglobal origin agent released Master BL and accordingly Teamglobal will release the Import Delivery order.

No later than 4 days prior to vessel arrival at the last foreign port of call.
2 Non Self-Filers : Custom brokers and Freight forwarders engaging services of Teamglobal to file their cargo manifest with Indian Customs Provide HBL copy No later than 5 days prior to vessel arrival at the last foreign port of call.
3 New Email id for manifest documents import.scmt@teamglobal.in This Email ID is only for Sea Import manifest documents & related queries. In case of any revisions after sending the manifest HBL, written request should be submitted and confirmation must be obtained from our
4 6 digit HSN code with clear cargo description on House BL’s
5 a) Cargo Invoice value is required for filing manifest, not required to be shown on BL
b) Your office can send House BL wise cargo value details in separate “Supplementary Manifest Information.xls” file (format attached)
c) In case customer is not willing to declare the invoice value then Teamglobal has no option but to update the value as ZERO (0)
6 6 IEC (Import Export Code) of consignee must be mentioned on House BL’s
7 PAN (Permanent Account Number) of notify, must be mentioned on House BL
8 Changes in House BL weight & packages will NOT be accepted without revision in Co-load BL issued by our agent at origin

* Manifest document deadlines will be reviewed every month till the successful implementation of SCMT Regulation, 2020

Needless to say, any Non-compliance to the above requirements within agreed timelines, will lead to cargo not being considered for loading and / or Issuance of Bill of lading may be withheld where the entire risk, cost and consequence remain on account of merchant.

Teamglobal will also be not responsible for any inaccurate manifest filing due to any delay or non-receipt of complete, accurate, manifest documents and PCIN details from your office and non-compliance of mandatory Indian customs requirements.

We understand that this new requirement by Indian customs may be disruptive to your current processes and we like to express our sincere appreciation for your understanding and cooperation. Our main objective is to receive your manifest documents in time in order to have accurate manifest with Indian customs as per new regulation requirement.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at the concerned desk.

Best Regards

Teamglobal Logistics Pvt Ltd

SCMT desk – SCMT@teamglobal.in

08 March 2021 - by Teamglobal

AMTOI will continue its efforts for the betterment of the maritime & logistics industry by Vivek Kele, President

As a President of AMTOI, I am happy to pen down the happenings at AMTOI. At AMTOI, we have always strived to get various segments of our industry together through our extended board, discuss issues of common interest and find solution jointly. As the world faces issues of climatic changes, rising incidents of terrorism, declining crude prices and continued down turn, it has direct impact on the shipping industry globally and at home in India.

Whilst the above is true, we are at an advantageous position in India where our industry is undergoing several positive changes and a few challenges. The changes are the several far-reaching steps being taken by the Modi government in building transportation infrastructure, in the last 18 months we have seen several infrastructure projects as in ports, terminals, Dedicated Freight Corridors; new highways, developing port of Chabahar in Iran either being announced as new projects or the existing ones are being fast tracked. Additionally, there has been slew of policy changes as in advent of GST, promotion of Indian flag ships through equitable tax regime, promotion of inland waterways, signing of Indo-Bangla Coastal Shipping Agreement and many more.

On the other hand, the challenges that our industry is facing is Notices being received by our members on payment of service tax on freight and freight differentials, delay in passing of GST Bill in Parliament, continuous decline in exports due to falling global demand in the developed countries, etc.

It is very clear that the changing infrastructure landscape opens huge opportunities for Logistics Service Providers at a strategic level whilst the challenges keep us busy on a tactical mode. The development of infrastructure will ensure that the movement of goods is expected to be much faster in future, however, just addition of infrastructure is not sufficient, we need to complement the same by automation of various processes and weeding out of wastage in the supply chain arising out of cumbersome procedures. On a daily basis, we see that the smooth movement of goods is constantly interrupted by procedural hurdles like payment of tolls, congestion at the port gates, stoppage at octroi/border check post, delays in passing of documents so on and so forth. As you can see that most if not all these issues are man-made and it�s totally in our hands to weed out these wastage by reengineering and automating these processes. The idea to together promote the free and fast movement of goods across the country and across the borders.

Whilst everyone wishes that India should fare better on the Logistics Performance Index and Ease of Doing Business Index with the expectation that the government should do something about it. Whilst this is true, even we can do something about it individually and at an association level. At AMTOI, we have realised that we have several industry associations working individually to address issues of their members which are specific to a particular segment. Whilst this is needed, there is an absence of an umbrella organisation which can combine these voices and be a common face to the government. When this issue was deliberated at the extended board meeting of AMTOI it was realised that we need to form a Confederation of Logistics Associations and AMTOI was mandated to coordinate these efforts.

We have also identified common agenda points for the confederations, these will be Promotion of Cargo Community System and Skill Development. So whilst the Confederation is being conceptualized, AMTOI in the interim has already started working on the common agenda points and we hope to announce some developments on this front in the coming months. We are also working with the government to assist in policy making and amendment of various maritime laws. We will continue with our efforts for the betterment of our industry by bringing all stakeholders together and working towards commonly identified goals.